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Tim Johnson said:
I (a minister’s son, and also a father) started reading this novel knowing nothing about the author, not even gender. The voice of the protaganist was so authentic I started to wonder if the book was autobiographical. I was completely surprised when, about 50 pages into the book, I looked at the cover and read the jacket notes to find a woman had written this mesmerizing book. The Pulitzer jury and board made an excellent choice in awarding their prize to this novel.
posted Aug 13, 2006 at 9:22AM
When I read this novel over the summer, I fell in the love with the author. I had to go out and read her other book, Housekeeping, which was more of an adolescent friendly novel. I would recommend Housekeeping to anyone, the metaphors are beautiful. I have also read parts of Death of Adam, and that is more nonfiction. Actually, the author is coming to talk at my college on Oct. 11, which is really exciting.
posted Oct 9, 2007 at 1:26PM
Minnetonka Library Staff said:
A simple story beautifully written. Along with its companion piece, Home, one of my all-time favorites.
posted Dec 3, 2009 at 9:36PM
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Suffering from heart trouble; writing a diary for his seven-year-old son about his family history.